Cephalopoda | Octopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 30 - 300 m (Ref. 96968). Subtropical; 20°S - 44°S, 65°W - 28°W (Ref. 107072)
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil to Argentina.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 105659); max. reported age: 2.00 years (Ref. 104514)
Frequently caught in bottom trawls together with Eledone gaucha Haimovici, 1988 (Ref. 104514). Benthic (Ref. 104514). Coexists with Eledone gaucha along the continental shelf and slope. Inhabits soft bottoms, on both sandy and muddy bottoms. Feeds mainly on crustaceans such as crabs and stomatopods (Ref. 104173). Spawning occurs in spring (Ref. 104514).
Mating behavior: Males perform various displays to attract potential females for copulation. During copulation, male grasp the female and inserts the hectocotylus into the female's mantle cavity where fertilization usually occurs. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into planktonic stage and live for some time before they grow larger and take up a benthic existence as adults (Ref. 833). Eggs are attached on a hard substrate. Females die after releasing the hatchlings (Ref. 104514).
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 7.7 - 21.7, mean 13.7 (based on 74 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)